Oct 22 2016

5 Reupholstered Chairs That Rock (if we do say so ourselves)

We do a lot of upholstery work here at MegMade, and so we wanted to show you some of our recent chair projects! Chairs can totally transform with new fabric. We will often refinish the frame too, in paint or stain, and that helps to update the look. For upholstery projects, we quote the cost for labor and then you can either source fabric through us or find your own fabric! If you have a piece you’d like a quote on, just email us a picture to hell0@megmade.com 🙂

When it comes to fabric choices, don’t be afraid to go bold! While an entire couch in this lavender geometric print would be way too much, this small chair can handle it! It’s a great way to give your space some character, without too much commitment. On many chairs, it’s easy to change out the fabric later if you redecorate.


I love how this spotted chair turned out. A lot of older chairs have caning, like this one. It can really date the piece, but once painted, it just becomes a cool textural element. We tell people all the time, “Just wait till you see it painted!” The end result is usually really beautiful!

We just did six of these for a customer. When she brought these chairs in, they painted bright gold white white fabric. She chose to have them painted in Pointing, which is a really pretty cream and then wanted them dark waxed to give it that shabby chic look. She picked out the stripe and the linen and our incredible upholsterer made this happen! They turned out awesome.

This bench was brought in by a customer. I love how it turned out! The white paint looks so much better than the dated stain that was originally on the piece. I love the fabric this customer chose too. It just works!  phpnrdix1pmFinally, this chair is part of a set we did as dining chairs. We painted it in Polo Blue matte and then upholstered the chairs in a green and navy Oriental fabric. These are the kinds of chairs that are super easy to change up the fabric on later if you change your mind. Originally, these mid century chairs were walnut with a very outdated green tweed fabric on the seat. I’m thrilled to see them redesigned!



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